UU@UN: Keynote from Soul Fire Farm at Intergen Spring Seminar! - Archived

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The Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations (UU@UN) is thrilled to announce our keynote presenter for the 2021 Intergenerational Spring Seminar, and we hope you’ll join us for a few other programs we’ve got coming up this month. Details for these events and more can be found on our Events Calendar!

Intergenerational Seminar – Announcing 2021 Keynote: Soul Fire Farm!
Friday, April 9 – Sunday, April 11 | Online

The virtual keynote address is delivered by Soul Fire Farm’s Co-Founder and Farm Manager, Leah Penniman, and closes with a performance by world-renowned poet, Soul Fire Farm’s Program Manager, Naima Penniman. The keynote storytelling weaves the history and structural realities of racial injustice in the food system, with movement strategies past and present of frontlines communities mobilizing for food and land sovereignty. The virtual keynote will be followed by a live Q&A with Soul Fire Farm’s Food Justice Coordinator and Kitchen Magician, Brooke Bridges. Learn how we can help build a food system based on justice, dignity, and abundance for all members of our local and global community.

This and other Seminar programs will connect participants to the climate & food justice movement, equipping them with skills to take action throughout the year as individuals and communities. There will be abundant opportunities for intergenerational dialogue during the Seminar, as well as dedicated time for youth and young adult participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & people of color) participants to connect with one another. This year’s Intergenerational Spring Seminar, “All In for Climate Justice: Food Equity and Sustainability,” is in partnership with UU Ministry for Earth, as part of Spring for Change: A Season of Sacred Activism focused on the theme “Pathways to Healing and Regeneration.” Registration is open through March 18 and features flexible rates for equity and accessibility.

Sacred People Sacred Earth
Thursday, March 11 | Online and Washington, DC

On March 11, UU Ministry For Earth, UUs for Social Justice and Interfaith Power & Light, supported by many faith groups, will be joining the largest-ever multi-faith grassroots global Sacred People Sacred Earth Day of Action for climate justice, put forth by GreenFaith.
UUs and partners will gather at the Washington Monument to sound the alarm with bells, gongs, and horns, showing that people of faith are rising up for bold, compassionate solutions on climate change. Participants will urge elected representatives to heed the Ten Demands and will draw attention to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, this action will center Demand #4 to respect Indigenous rights by stopping the Line 3 tar sands pipeline, as well as support for just contributions to climate financing from wealthier countries (demand #9) by accelerating U.S. commitments to the Green Climate Fund.
The action will be livestreamed and for those gathering in-person, Covid-safe protocol will be strictly adhered to.


UN 65th Commission on the Status of Women Events
Monday, March 15 – Friday, March 26 | Virtual NGO Forum

Join the UUA Office at the United Nations and the International Women’s Convocation for their parallel events as part of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) NGO Forum. View the Event Details below for info about each of these virtual events. To participate, you must Register for the CSW forum.

“The Right to Joy: LGBTQ+ Women of Color”
Monday, March 15, 2021 | 12:00 PM Eastern | Hosted by UUA Office at the UN

“The Shadow Pandemic: Confronting Domestic Violence in India, Philippines, Transylvania”
Saturday, March 20, 2021 | 9:00 AM Eastern | Hosted by International Women’s Convocation

“Women’s Leadership Training: Innovations in India, Kenya, and Transylvania”
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 8:00 AM Eastern | Hosted by International Women’s Convocation

“Decolonizing Fast Fashion: A Living Wage and Good Working Conditions for Women of the Global South”
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 12:00 PM Eastern | Hosted by UUA Office at the UN

“Climate-Smart Strategies: Creating Bold Bolivian Women!”
Friday, March 26, 2021 | 1:30 PM Eastern | Hosted by International Women’s Convocation

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